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How Do We Preach about Peace, Justice, Reconciliation?

January Seminars 2011 keynoter
Otis Moss


“In today’s contentious climate, preaching and teaching about peace, justice, and reconciliation is especially challenging,” says Dr. Joseph L. Roberts, the Wade Huie professor of preaching and director of the CTS Center for Preaching.
Learn ways to handle this challenge, in dialogue with such nationally acclaimed preachers as Otis Moss, Jr.; James A. Forbes, Jr.; Joseph L. Roberts, and Anna Carter Florence, during the 2011 January Seminars, January 25-27, 2011, on the CTS campus.
 “Hosted by the CTS Center for Preaching, this gathering will provide opportunities to learn from and with others who share a commitment to the preaching life,” says Roberts, who is pastor emeritus at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and has served at the seminary since 2008.
Moss, who will deliver the opening lecture, is pastor emeritus of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, OH. He served with Martin Luther King, Sr., as co-pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Forbes, president and founder of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, is senior minister emeritus at The Riverside Church in New York City. He will lead one of the conversations, present the concluding lecture, and lead closing worship.
Anna Carter Florence, CTS Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, will preach the opening worship service and lead one of the workshops.
Pamela Cooper-White, who is Ben G. and Nancye Clapp Gautier Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling, will lecture on “"Gender, Power, and the People of God: Responding as People of Faith to Domestic Violence.
 Matthew Flemming, CTS instructor in preaching, will address the topic, “The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Returning to the Church When Communication Fails.”
 Wednesday afternoon’s workshops will be led by Skip Johnson, adjunct assistant professor of pastoral theology and care, and Jeffery L. Tribble, Sr., assistant professor of ministry: “Finding Your Voice in Your First Call.”
Marcia Riggs, the J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the CTS master’s in theology program, will address, “Standing in the Gap: Preaching That Nurtures Peacemakers.”
For more information about the event – including fees and links to register for the event and housing – click here.
The Center for Preaching, established in 2008, is committed to serving Jesus Christ by providing preachers and their congregations with resources to engage faithfully critical issues facing the contemporary church and the broader society it serves. It seeks to collaborate with clergy and laity to engage regarding the ever challenging, ever expanding role of pulpit proclamation. We will encourage relevant Biblical proclamation which engages and respects all informed Christian beliefs of our congregations and others serious about the faith.
Joe Roberts, director, is available for teaching and consultation with congregations, administrative boards, judicatories, clergy groups and conferences. Phone 404-687-4589 or email